59th IIA Chicago Annual Seminar
Monday 04/01/2019
7:00 am - 8:00 amRegistration - Continental Breakfast, Exhibitors & Networking
8:00 am - 8:05 amPresident's Welcome
Chris Denver, President, IIA Chicago Chapter
8:05 am - 8:20 amTomorrow's Risks and Internal Audit: How the Future Will Shape, and Be Shaped by, Internal Auditors
Speaker: Richard Worzel CFA, Futurist
In this presentation, Richard zeroes in on how the future will affect Internal Audit, including:
• Artificial Intelligence – why its influence is going to be pervasive, risky, and revolutionary;
• How technology more broadly, including automation, Evolutionary Algorithms, the Internet of Things, and Fog computing, is going to drastically change the operational future of all organizations;
• Why a futurist’s approach to risk and risk management is different from the conventional view, and what Internal Auditors can gain by adding it to their toolkit;
• Why Internal Audit must continue to shift towards forward-looking as well as backward checking for the welfare of their organizations;
• The trends that are affecting industry, global trade, government, not-for-profits, education, and society, and how you can prepare for the changes to come
8:20 am - 10:00 amTransition and Refreshment Break, Exhibitors & Networking
10:00 am - 10:50 amUnlikely Allies: Leveraging Internal Partners to Increase Audit’s Effectiveness and Influence
Speaker: Kenneth Ramaley, Managing Director, Ramaley Group, LLC
After attending this session, participants will:
• Be able to identify key internal partnerships that can be brought to bear on specific audits to amplify messaging
• Understand audit’s role in connecting disparate functions within the organization
• Be equipped to increase audit’s organizational influence based on broad strategic alignment
• Identify the organizational impacts (beyond risk/control) associated with audit findings
• Identify non-obvious stakeholders in particular audit jobs
• Increase in-audit engagement with these stakeholders beyond the area under review
10:50 am - 11:05 amTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
11:05 am - 11:55 amKeeping a Pulse on Culture
Speaker: Sharon Lindstrom, Managing Director, Protiviti
Speaker: Brad Rachmiel CPA, MBA, IIA Member (QA Accredited), Managing Director and Central Region Leader, Internal Audit & Advisory Practice , Protiviti
Corporate Culture is the #1 value driver for US firms (by a large margin) yet only 15% of executives say their organizations have an effective culture. This session will provide insight into why Culture is key to organizations and how Internal Audit can help management and the board keep a pulse on its culture.
11:55 am - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 1:10 pmTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
1:10 pm - 2:50 pmTelling an Epic Story as a Leadership Tool
Speaker: Steve Donahue, Author, Documentary Filmmaker, CEO, Destiny Speaks Inc
Telling the tale of his daring desert odyssey – Steve Donahue unpacks the secrets of the “Epic Story as a leadership tool”. His research reveals how to achieve epic results by energizing culture and careers with this classic narrative. Steve has an epic story from the Sahara. Leaders need one too. Learn to thrive on your shifting sands of change with the same story-based system that builds blockbuster films and packs sports stadiums to capacity.
2:50 pm - 3:05 pmTransition and Refreshment Break, Exhibitors & Networking
3:05 pm - 3:55 pmSmall Audit Teams Can Have a Big Impact - Staying Relevant When Resources are Limited, and Change is a Constant
Speaker: Kathy Coddington, Sr. Director, Audit & Compliance , Tribune Media Company
Speaker: Ina Anderson, Senior Manager, Deloitte
Small Internal Audit teams face unique challenges in maintaining their relevancy and adding value, especially when budget and other resources are limited, continuous change and uncertainty is a constant and management is focused on executing strategic initiatives.
This presentation will explore practical actions that can have a significant impact on a small audit team’s ability to stay relevant and add value, including creating clarity and buy-in around internal audit’s value proposition, aggressively delivering on key value drivers and effectively marketing and communicate accomplishments and results.
3:55 pm - 4:10 pmTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
4:10 pm - 5:00 pmBuilding Your Internal Audit Toolkit to Become the Auditor of the Future
Speaker: Jim Hannan, National Practice Leader for Finance, Accounting and Risk Solutions, International Finance Group (IFG)
Speaker: Raj Nagarajan, SVP and Chief Audit Executive, Wintrust Financial Corporation
As Internal Audit practitioners look to build their skills to meet the challenges of the Internal Audit Department of the future, this session will highlight key skill sets to focus attention, explain why such skills are/will be important and provide some examples of pathways that an auditor can follow to achieve personal and professional growth.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmReception, Exhibitors & Networking